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Uganda is emerging as a great mountain gorilla trekking destination in Africa and the world at large. Uganda still leads in gorilla trekking innovations and packages and we now look on how to book a gorilla habituation experience trek in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in 2018 and 2019. Encounter Africa safaris provides all guidelines required to book a gorilla habituation experience trek to give you an opportunity to spend up to four hours with mountain gorillas in the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

History behind gorilla habituation experience trek

In 2015, Uganda wildlife Authority in its campaign to create more experience to all those people that would love to spend more hours with mountain gorillas but have less time to do two or more treks came up with a four hour gorilla habituation experience in the southern part of Bwindi to cater for such. Booking a gorilla habituation experience trek was restricted to one gorilla family but as we write two mountain gorilla families have now been dedicated to this four hour gorilla habituation experience in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Booking a gorilla habituation experience treks and permit

Just like normal gorilla trekking, booking a gorilla habituation experience and permit requires you to first establish the location, price, availability and best time to do this four hour gorilla experience trek or holiday. When you contact Encounter Africa, we will check availability of gorilla habituation permits on your specified dates and advise you accordingly. We will hold these permits with Uganda wildlife Authority up to seven working days as we wait for you to make payments for your gorilla habituation experience permits. Once these gorilla habituation experience permits have been booked, we will send you scanned copies of the receipts for your records and perusal. Unfortunately we can only do this for clients that book a gorilla habituation experience trek including transport, accommodation, park fees and driver guide. We only book and secure gorilla habituation experience permits for those that book all inclusive tours with Encounter Africa. Before booking your gorilla habituation experience trek, please contact Encounter Africa and ask for the most affordable and available gorilla trekking packages.

Booking a gorilla habituation experience trek and what to expect

When you book a gorilla habituation experience trek with Encounter Africa Safaris, we will handle your gorilla permit, book your accommodation, drive you to and from Bwindi impenetrable National Park. We boost of 100% success in organizing gorilla habituation holidays for the last 10 years. Visit our trip advisor and safari bookings accounts to have a look at reviews by our former clients. Expect reliable and timely information and advice that you can rely while planning your gorilla habituation experience trek.

Things to note when booking a gorilla habituation experience trek

Gorilla habituation experience is quite an expensive activity and the below key points should be noted while booking a gorilla habituation experience trek in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The price of a gorilla habituation experience permit should be noted. A gorilla habituation permit costs USD1500 for foreign non residents and USD1000 for Foreign residents in Uganda. This gorilla habituation permit gives you up to four hours experience with mountain gorilla families still under habituation in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Gorilla habituation tours are guided by experts who are in charge of gorilla habituation as well as guides. The advantage of booking a gorilla habituation experience trek is that you spend more hours with mountain gorillas compared to the normal gorilla trek which gives you only one hour. When one looks at it critically, gorilla habituation experience trek is even more cheaper than the normal gorilla trek. For example if you want to achieve four hours of seeing gorillas with the normal gorilla permits, you will have to pay USD2400.00 since each gorilla permit costing USD600.00 gives you only one hour. On the contrary, with USD1500 only you will be given an opportunity to spend four hours with mountain gorillas.

While booking a gorilla habituation experience trek or holiday, kindly note that the maximum number of people allowed to visit mountain gorillas on each gorilla habituation experience trek is 4 people only. In the whole of bwindi, only eight people are allowed to two book a gorilla habituation experience trek due to the fact that we only have two gorilla families put aside for gorilla habituation experience and are located in the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park mid way Rushaga and Nkuringo. Gorilla habituation experience treks normally start at 6:30am compared to the normal trek which starts at 8:30am. This therefore means that when booking a gorilla habituation experience trek, endeavor to book accommodation closer to the starting point and in the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Rushaga or Nkuringo. It is even better to access the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park from Kigali Rwanda. It is just 5-6 hours drive from Kigali to the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park though Chanika boarder. This saves you the long drives from Entebbe International Airport to the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

You can as well book a fly in safari to the southern part of Bwindi impenetrable National. Daily flights from Entebbe to Kisoro airstrip can be booked to shorten your time to this part of the park. Its about 2-3 hours flight and 2 hours road transfer from the airstrip to lodges in Nkuringo or Rushaga. Encounter Africa safaris organizes affordable and luxury gorilla habituation experience treks from Kigali or Entebbe and or Fly in safaris to suite your time, interests and budget. Encounter Africa is a proven and locally owned safari outfit who tailor authentic and affordable experience for our clients. Are you looking at booking a gorilla habituation experience trek in the southern part of Bwindi impenetrable national park? Send us an email and we will send you a quote and provide information that will help you plan your gorilla habituation experience trek of a life time. Contact Encounter Africa by email, whatsapp or call and we will serve you.

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